Trade union leaders release a book on ‘Singareni Banaiah’

K M Dayashankar


PEDDAPALLI:  Trade union leaders of the Singareni Collieries Company Limited have released the book titled “ Masi Merupu Madasi Banaiah’ (Black diamond), a Singareni miner, who served the organisation for 53 years, written by his son and another Singareni miner Madasi Ramamurthy, at Godavarikhani press club on Sunday.

Speaking on this occasion, the trade union leaders recollected the services of Mr Banaiah, who joined the Singareni as a child labourer in Kothagudem and later worked in Godavarikhani for about 53 years. They said Mr Banaiah was a great trade union leader during those days and fought against the contractors and the management demanding the rights of the coal miners. They also stressed the need to follow the path shown by Banaiah for the rights of coal miners.

HMS Telangana state president Riaz Ahmed, AITUC general secretary V Seetharamaiah, INTUC national leader B Janak Prasad, CITU state president Thummala Raja Reddy, BMS state leader Yadagiri Sathaiah, IFTU national president S Venkateshwar Rao, IFTU national leader T Srinivas, Telangana employees association president Rajanna, Coal miners association president Mogili, other trade union leaders YV Rao, Narasimha Reddy, Jakkula Narayana, Saraiah and others were also present.

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